Theatre Season, 16-17

Tickets can be purchased online at fhutickets.com.

Broadway After Class

FHU students sing with Broadway stars.

broadway after class: Featuring Laura Osnes and Special Guest Tyce

October 25 at 7 p.m.

Location: Old Chapel Hall

Broadway favorite Laura Osnes is best known for her star turn as Cinderella in the 2013 Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. She’s coming to FHU to work with a dozen FHU students to bring out their best performances! See the results as Laura and her performance partner Tyce perform with some of FHU’s best singers. Enjoy an evening of Broadway favorites and new songs too.

Charlie Brown

Our favorite comic strip kids come to life.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

October 13-15, 20-22 at 7 p.m. October 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Location: Loyd Backstage

"Happiness is anyone, and anything at all, that's loved by you."

America’s favorite comic strip kids come alive on stage in this beloved musical. Join Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the gang as they share a typical day in the life of the ever-optimistic failure, Charlie Brown. Directed by R. Cliff Thompson.

Greater Tuna

Two actors. 24 roles. Lots of west Texas charm.

 greater tuna

By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

January 26-28, February 2-4 at 7 p.m. January 28 and February 4 at 2 p.m.

Location: Black Box Theatre

"If you find some place you like better than Tuna... MOVE!"

Meet the citizens who live and work in Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. This eclectic band of men, women, and the pets they love are portrayed by only two actors, making this the wildest evening of theatre you’ll see all year. Directed by Carson Barker. 

 

Eleemosynary

Mothers, daughters, and a dictionary.

eleemosynary

by Lee Blessing

March 9-11, 16-18 at 7 p.m. March 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

Location: Black Box Theatre

“Eleemosynary. The giving of alms. Charity.”

Choices, both kind and unkind, shape the lives of 3 generations of women in Blessing’s deceptively simple play.  The matriarch, Dorothea, is raising her granddaughter, Echo, when a stroke causes Echo to contact her mother. Artie abandoned them long ago, and resists the influence of her eccentric mother. As Echo prepares for the National Spelling Bee, mothers and daughters all learn what is to be charitable -- to themselves and to one another. Directed by Hannah Graves.

 

Blithe Spirit

A "spirited" adventure for an English writer and his friends.

Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward

April 20-22, 27-29 at 7 p.m. April 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.

Location: Black Box Theatre

“It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” 

An English manor house in the 1940s provides the backdrop for Coward’s “otherworldly” comedy of manners. Renowned author Charles Condomine invites a most peculiar medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance in his home. What began as a research project evolves into supernatural high jinx, as Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife. None of this pleases his current wife who insists that Arcati spirit Elvira away. The comic chaos that ensues is not of this world! Directed by R. Cliff Thompson